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September 10, 2012 11:37:11 PM

Hey everyone.

There's a laptop I'm looking at right now, and I was wondering if any of you have had experience using this laptop, or a laptop with at least the same CPU/APU and GPU.

My question is: will this laptop be able to play games like Battlefield 3, TESV: Skyrim, Crysis and Crysis 2, NFS: The Run, NFS: SHIFT 2 Unleashed, CoD (Black Ops, MW3,) Blacklight Retribution, etc. preferably at medium/mostly high settings??

I've heard that the AMD A10-4600M APU is a great processor for budget gaming, and I've also heard that the 7670M is a pretty good dedicated mobile GPU for gaming (and I assume that the 7660G + 7670M together would be better for sure) but I've never had a laptop with a great GPU or a great CPU, let alone a quad-core CPU and dual-CPU's.


LAPTOP SPECS:
Model: Samsung NP355V4-S01CA
Screen Size: 14"
Native Screen Resolution: 1366 x 768
Processor: AMD A10-4600M
Processor Cores: 4 Cores, 4 Threads
Processor Speed: 2.3GHz
Processor Cache: 4MB L2 Cache
HDD Capacity: 750GB
HDD Speed:5400RPM
RAM Size: 6GB
RAM Speed: 1600MHz
RAM Type: DDR3
Graphics Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics
Video Memory: 1GB Dedicated
Video Type: Unknown (not sure if it's GDDR3 or GDDR5)






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September 11, 2012 2:07:41 AM

Yes it'll play those games on high. But how much does it cost?
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September 11, 2012 2:43:05 AM

k1114 said:
Yes it'll play those games on high. But how much does it cost?


I live in Canada, and right now I can get this laptop for $650 (not including tax.) The best thing that Intel/NVIDIA has to offer at that price point is an i3 or i5 equipped laptop with a 1GB GT-610 dedicated GPU, and even at that, I'd still be really lucky to find an i3/i5 + GT-610 equipped laptop at that price point.
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September 11, 2012 3:00:29 AM

BF3 on High with that laptop? I find that hard to believe. NFS The Run uses the same engine as BF3 as well.
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September 11, 2012 3:17:59 AM

vrumor said:
BF3 on High with that laptop? I find that hard to believe. NFS The Run uses the same engine as BF3 as well.


Graphics Chipset: AMD Radeon HD 7660G + HD 7670M Dual Graphics

crossfire laptop.
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September 11, 2012 3:23:46 AM

vrumor said:
BF3 on High with that laptop? I find that hard to believe. NFS The Run uses the same engine as BF3 as well.


I don't know... That's why I'm asking, because I don't know :p  I don't think NFS: The Run would have too many problems running well, since it's not a very hard game to run (same with the rest of the racing games I want to play) but I'm wondering more about the other games I've listed, like Skyrim, Crysis 2, Blacklight Retribution, etc.

The A10-4600M is currently the best CPU/APU on the AMD side, and I just figured that with the two GPU's working together in Crossfire, there wouldn't be many problems running games on mostly high settings, but I've never own this laptop, nor have I ever owned a laptop that's similar, nor have I ever played games on this laptop or anything similar, so... I'm asking you guys for help with this one, because I don't know :p 

Any help I can get is greatly appreciated :) 
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September 11, 2012 3:34:29 AM

firinmylazerman said:
I don't know... That's why I'm asking, because I don't know :p  I don't think NFS: The Run would have too many problems running well, since it's not a very hard game to run (same with the rest of the racing games I want to play) but I'm wondering more about the other games I've listed, like Skyrim, Crysis 2, Blacklight Retribution, etc.

The A10-4600M is currently the best CPU/APU on the AMD side, and I just figured that with the two GPU's working together in Crossfire, there wouldn't be many problems running games on mostly high settings, but I've never own this laptop, nor have I ever owned a laptop that's similar, nor have I ever played games on this laptop or anything similar, so... I'm asking you guys for help with this one, because I don't know :p 

Any help I can get is greatly appreciated :) 


http://forum.notebookreview.com/samsung/683614-samsung-...
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September 11, 2012 3:57:42 AM

I mean, this laptop does sound like a pretty good deal for $650. It packs a 2.3GHz (turbo up to 3.2GHz) quad-core CPU/APU with an amazing IGP + dedicated GPU together in Crossfire, it's got 6GB of DDR3 1600MHz RAM which is very rare in sub-$700 laptops (at least, here in Canada,) a 750GB HDD (which is more than enough for me,) plus Bluetooth, HDMI, USB 3.0, webcam + microphone, and all that good stuff. I just wish more people could tell me specifically what their experiences were/are like using this laptop (or a laptop with the same specs) but I guess that's understandable, considering this laptop is only available in certain countries anyway (from what I've researched.) :p 
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September 11, 2012 4:49:27 PM

Scroll down, there are actual games.
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September 11, 2012 6:02:34 PM

k1114 said:
Scroll down, there are actual games.


You link only loaded 1/2 page the first time i clicked it so missed the bottom part. I still do not think they are useless , for a quick reference 3dmark 11 is a good gauge of performance for both laptop or desktop as it has a broad user base for comparison.

As far as this laptop i am mixed, resolution in not my favorite and 14in is small imho for a gaming laptop. Not my choice, if op likes it , buy it knowing there is not much better out there in that price range
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September 18, 2012 4:41:01 PM

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